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Up to 9 percent of MLS listings with a 3D tour sell at a higher price

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WGAN-TV Live at 5: Virtual Tour Super-Heroes at Your Service: How Business Communities Inspire Creativity to Mitigate Crisis with Texas Tech University Marketing PH.D. Candidate Kelley Anderson, M.S.

Hi All,

If you are a Matterport Service Provider, you are a Super-Hero and it's likely that your virtual tour business has increased as a result of COVID-19, concludes a survey of WGAN Forum Members conducted by Researchers Kelley Anderson, M.S., PH.D. Candidate and Ashley Hass, MBA, PH.D. Student at Texas Tech University.

71 percent of WGAN Forum Members saw their virtual tour business increase, according to the research paper. While ALL services - photography, video, drone, 360 imagery, Virtual Tours - increased - virtual tours increased the most. 90 percent of those surveyed anticipate that virtual tours will be more essential following COVID-19 too.

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Wednesday, 18 November 2020, I will interview Researcher Kelley Anderson, M.S., PH.D. Candidate at Texas Tech University

✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Virtual Tour Super-Heroes at Your Service: How Business Communities Inspire Creativity to Mitigate Crisis with Texas Tech University Marketing PH.D. Candidate Kelley Anderson, M.S.

WGAN Forum Members are Super-Heroes according to the Summary of the research paper titled:

✓ Super-Heroes at Your Service: How Business Communities Inspire Creativity to Mitigate Crisis

"[WGAN Forum Members took on] a new identity of a ‘super-hero,’ where they assist to bring normalcy and sustain the market while keeping others safe," according to the study's authors that researched the impact of COVID-19:

1) How do [virtual tour photographers] react and modify strategies to maintain services during a crisis?
2) How [does the We Get Around Network Forum] influence strategic changes?

"76% participated in [the WGAN Forum] because of information exchange is beneficial for them and their businesses, concludes the researchers.

The researchers methodology also included content analysis of the We Get Around Network Forum: "1001 total posts; 221 discussions from [WGAN Forum was] scrapped (NVivo NCapture January to June 2020)," according to the Summary Report.

The 14-page Summary Report - Super-Heroes at Your Service - is available free to WGAN Forum Members. (When you join the WGAN Forum, you automatically receive a link to this Summary. Or, Private Message me - @DanSmigrod - with the Subject Line: Super-Heroes at Your Service

Among the quotes from the WGAN Forum included in the 14-page Summary Report:

Ambiguity and Role Conflict - I live in a state that has a stay at home order....but.... Real Estate is considered critical...Photos/VR-tours are very important right now, under the circumstances. I’m just not sure if they are legally "essential" since Realtors can, technically, do them without a professional photographer. One of my clients thinks this is the exact time that you NEED professional help. (WGAN Forum post)

Creative Community-Driven New Identity Practices - feel like people in the neighborhood look at me wearing a mask and going into the house. They know that I'm a service provider, and they respect that. Some of them even wave at me. ... It's nice. And it's also respecting their community because I don't want to be the guy that brings the virus to their community where they live, where their kids are... (WGAN Member interview)

Outcomes of a ‘Super-Hero’ (or Villain?) Identity - ... Before the coronavirus, VR-tours were seen predominantly as a cool gimmick that many companies could live without. But since the virus started getting out of hand, and nation-wide quarantines began, VR-tours have become essential to businesses, which gives us VR-tour makers plenty to be optimistic about. (WGAN Forum post)

This virus is beyond any global research and is evolving faster than any testing against it. It is self-weaponizing. The United States is now the largest carrier and sufferer. No money nor business acumen will stop it unless people stop spreading it. Stop scanning. Stay home. Save lives(WGAN Forum response)

And, this from the Study's section titled:

Implications

● This study helps to answer calls for how [virtual tour photographers] can help others cope with the crisis and support the economy (Pantano et al. 2020).
● We find specifically that online business communities [WGAN Forum] can build creativity to manage a crisis and that there is an opportunity for business [virtual tour photographers] innovation to be a positive result emerging from COVID-19.

Stakeholder Implications

● [virtual tour photographers] engage in [the WGAN Forum] to gain creative inspiration to pursue productivity
● Collaborative networks - there is a more significant role beyond information-offering, including prompting creative strategies
● Policy makers - play a greater role in protecting our service ‘super-heroes’ as they protect our community and the marketplace

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It's sweet to have independent researchers do a deep-dive into WGAN Forum posts and reach out to WGAN Forum Members to speak to at length.

In an email to schedule her WGAN-TV Live at 5 appearance, Kelley writes, in part:

"... I wanted to let you know that the paper we presented this week was the piece where we used the “data” that came from your amazing Forum. It is de-identified purposely to maintain anonymity for the conference until this is accepted as a publication."

"We’re still working to get this published formally in an academic journal, but I wanted to let you know of this progress. It received amazing feedback: This working paper won the best services paper for the conference – an amazing honor and a testament to the importance of your communities’ work! So thank you again for all of your support on this project. I will be adding a proceedings paper to my website in a week or two, but don’t want to do so before sharing some of the managerially important insights with the Forum as we agreed."

"Again – I am still excited to share insights of this and any other insights related to this research stream with the community via the WGAN-TV Live at 5. Nonetheless, I would like to share a report summary ahead of this. I’ve attached a report that you can share with the WGAN community. If you have any questions or suggestions related to this report, let me know. This report from the working paper should only be shared with your WGAN Community (and not shared without prior approval from us)."

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Best,

Dan

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Swiss Army Knife for Property Websites, Digital Content Delivery, Invoicing and Getting Paid

Hi All,

✓ Seeking a Single Property Website for your Matterport (or other 3D/360 Tour)?
✓ Wondering how best to deliver your digital assets?
✓ Need to display more than one Matterport digital twin within the Tour?

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 28 May 2020, my guest was Kansas City-based Josh Mais, owner of Sherpa Media.

Our topic:

✓ Show & Tour Property Websites and Project Delivery Demo and Discussion

Backstory Provided by Josh Mais

Show & Tour is a cloud-based software built for:

✓ real estate photographers
✓ videographers
✓ virtual tour providers.

The purpose? To help you deliver projects in a more professional and client-friendly way, as well as help your clients get the full value out of your services.

5 Reasons Why Show & Tour Will Help Your Business Thrive

(1) Look more professional. Show & Tour is designed to promote your brand and make it the central focus, building your client’s trust and confidence in your services.

(2) Provide a better customer experience. The interface is clean and simple, ensuring your clients can easily find what they need (because I too have received calls at 10pm on a Thursday night from a frustrated agent trying to find the Google Drive download button).

(3) Make your life a little easier. I’m always looking for ways to streamline processes and eliminate unneeded tasks. With Show & Tour, you can eliminate day-to-day frustrations and hassles such as: invoice reminders, late payments, the need to export multiple file sizes; inconvenient customer service calls, compiling long emails, and using multiple platforms for delivery, payments, property websites, storage, and streaming.

(4) Become more valuable to your clients. By providing property websites, flyer templates, and social media tools, you help your client get the full value out of your services.

(5) Become harder to replace. With all of these tools, you become more than a photographer. You become a marketing partner and trusted adviser.

Top 10 Show & Tour Features (List provided by Show & Tour

(1) Easy & Professional Project Delivery. Provide a better client experience by making payment, image downloads, and link/embed sharing a breeze. It will look really good too!

(2) Visual Drag & Drop Property Website Builder. Endless layout possibilities for property websites. No need to be locked down to a few themes.

(3)Revolutionary Media Player. This unique tool combines many different forms of media (photos, video, virtual tours) into one single player to embed on any website.

(4) Fully White Labeled. We think your brand should always come first. Integrate your own domain name, logo, and brand colors.

(5) Payment Integration & Pay before Download. Never get paid late again by locking downloads, links, and embed codes until your client has made payment. Integrate with popular payment gateways and accounting systems to streamline your bookkeeping process.

(6) Add You Own Domain Names. Easily add your own custom domain names from ANY registrar at no additional cost.

(7) Unlimited Property Websites, Unlimited Projects Delivered, and Unlimited Clients. We don’t think it’s right to charge for every project, property website, or client.

(8)Integrate Any Virtual Tour or Video. YouTube, Vimeo, iPlayerHD, Matterport, iGuide, NodelView, Zillow, RoundMe… to name a few.

(9) Security & Password Protection. Every property website and project delivery page you create is secured with an SSL certificate and has the option to be password protected.

(10)Intuitive Project and Client Management. Clean and simple dashboard makes it easy to find and create new projects and clients.

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About the Founders (Provided by Josh Mais)

Hey community, I’m Josh Mais, owner of Sherpa Media in Kansas City. Like many of you, I’m a photographer, videographer, and virtual tour provider. While I am an industrial engineer by education, I have been an entrepreneur and photographer for most of my life.

I’m passionate about creating products and services to help others achieve success in their business… which is what led me to create Show & Tour.

Brian Schwabauer is my partner in crime and a coding wizard. Most developers only care about making functional buttons and knobs, but not Brian. He is obsessed with creating beautiful and speedy websites and apps that fundamentally change the game for users. His degree in Electronic Arts combined with his years of experience as a developer has helped craft Show & Tour into a tool we hope is useful and beneficial for your business.

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The one-year journey to be a Thriving Matterport Service Provider in in Idaho/Washington State

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Hi All,

If you are thinking about getting started with Matterport – or still early in your Matterport Service Provider business journey, there is a ton of great insight in this (above) WGAN-TV show with Jeff Nitschke with CaptureNW serving North Idaho and Eastern Washington State.

Topics Include:

✓ A 'Snapshot' of CaptureNW today
✓ Services Offered
✓ Pricing
✓ Unique Pricing Strategy
✓ Matterport Pro2 3D Camera versus RICOH Theta Z1
✓ How long to shoot a Matterport 3D Tour versus a Zillow 3D Home tour
✓ Gear
✓ How to get inside a brokerage
✓ Syndication
✓ Matterport 3D Showcase app
✓ Pitching Real Estate Agents
✓ Camera 'ready' real estate listings
✓ Shooting a $20 million listing
✓ Benefits of Matterport 3D Tour to homebuilders
✓ Power of Blue Booties
✓ Matterport 3D Tour shot with iPhone (beta)

@lilnitsch ... much thanks for being my guest - and sharing your Matterport journey - on WGAN-TV Live at 5 yesterday (Thursday, 21 November 2019). And, thank you for being a WGAN Forum Member.

Best,

Dan

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Phoria (CAPTUR3D) Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Steven Kounnas. 

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Hi All,

CAPTUR3D Training Week for Matterport Pros is Monday, 12 August through Friday, 16 August 2019 on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EDT | GMT -5).

My guest will be Melbourne, Australia-based PHORIA Co-Founder and COO Steven Kounnas. (CAPTUR3D is a PHORIA brand.)

The more you become successful with Matterport, the more difficult it becomes to manage all the tasks (and continue to grow your business).

CAPTUR3D is an end-to-end platform for Matterport Pros like you. 

Think of CAPTUR3D as your personal concierge that deeply understands your Matterport needs and handles everything for you in the background ... enabling:

✓ more time for creating content for your Clients
✓ more time for business development
✓ more time with your family and friends

You can manage nearly everything associated with your Matterport scanning within a simple-to-use dashboard created by a super-successful team of Matterport Service Providers (that initially created the CAPTUR3D platform to manage their business.)

There is so much that CAPTUR3D can do for you that we are devoting an entire week of WGAN-TV shows to CAPTUR3D Virtual Concierge Platform for Matterport Pros.

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 Day 1 | Monday, August 12, 2019 | CAPTUR3D Overview

===> Demo: what the consumer sees (different skins, Measurement Tool)
✓ CAPTUR3D Overview – discussion of all things that you can do with CAPTUR3D
✓ Background 
✓ Purpose
✓ Benefit to user? (Outsource your post production)
✓ Saving / Cost
✓ Efficiency - quick turnaround times
✓ Value (offer more), support / business, act as a dedicated Virtual Assistant
✓ Problems that CAPTUR3D Solves and the benefits to MSP
✓ Why Outsource (more time developing business, scanning and time with friends/family, sleep)
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN
✓ Q&A

Day 2 Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | CAPTUR3D Features and Services 1

--> Demo: Dashboard Features
-->Virtual Tour Skin Demo
-->One Page Website Demo (two templates)
✓ Property Website: Various Player Skins: Map, Floor Plans, Site Plan, Edited Photos, Social Media Videos, 360ºs
✓ Multiple Tours in one Property Site
✓ Measurement Tool
✓ Real Estate One Page Website (OPW)
✓ Industrial One Page Website (OPW)
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN
✓ Q&A

Day 3 | Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | CAPTUR3D Features and Services 2

--> Demo: Services
✓ Post Production - Highlight Reels, SnapShots, Hiding Scans
✓ Floor Plans / Site Plans / Custom Templates
✓ Photo retouching
✓ Delivery/Analytics recurring
✓ 24 hour support team
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN
✓ Q&A

Day 4 Thursday, August 15, 2019 | CAPTUR3D Booking and Scheduling

-->Demo: Booking and Scheduling
✓ Notice to Agent and Photographer (Confirmation, Reminders and Cancellations)
✓ Notice to Photographer
✓ Calendar
✓ Updating
✓ Delivery
✓ Coming soon: sync calendar 
✓ Coming soon: embedding booking form 
✓ Coming soon: adding services
✓ Coming soon: MPEmbed Integration
✓ Coming soon: customer/client portal
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN
✓ Q&A

Day 5 Friday, August 16, 2019 | Analytics 

==>Demo: Analytics Dashboard
==>Demo: Virtual tour and One Page Website
✓ Analytic Reports - print PDF and CSV reports
✓ Schedule Analytics Reports
✓ How to get SEO/Custom Domain
✓ URL Reroute
✓ Getting Started with CAPTUR3D
✓ Pricing
✓ Questions and Answers
✓ WGAN Special Offers | Signup - 6 free property packs for WGAN members

Join the WGAN-TV Live at 5 show - live - so that you can ask Steven your questions directly.

Two Easy Steps to Join the Show Live

1. Now: Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app (MacWindowsiOSAndroid)
2. When the show is liveClick Here (Automatically Launches the Zoom Meetings app and you will be in the WGAN-TV Virtual Green Room. I will bring you on the show when we begin Q&A with the WGAN Community)

How to Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 (Three Options)

1. Use the link: www.WGAN-TV.com (See bottom right for the pop-up player for WGAN-TV Live at 5)
2. Watch on our YouTube Channel (Tip: To get a reminder: SUBSCRIBE and Click on the Bell
3. We'll record the show and add the episode to our WGAN-TV Podcast in the Apple iTunes Podcasts App and post to this WGAN Forum discussion. (Within a week of broadcast, you will be able to watch this WGAN-TV episode on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV.)

Best,

Dan

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San Francisco-based MSP Doug Tse chats about his experience with Matterport

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Hi All,

WGAN-TV Live at 5 (Member Spotlight): enviroscan3D Owner @DougTse in San Francisco on Wednesday, 6 September 2017 (at 5 pm ET).

Here's how you can join the WGAN-TV Virtual Studio Audience.

Best,

Dan

P.S. For the WGAN-TV Live at 5 Programming Schedule for the week of, 4 September through Friday, 8 September 2017, please Click Here

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